Lee Valley invests in its Ottawa roots with DC

Lee Valley Tools is opening its Auto-Store, a “micro-fulfilment centre” in Carp, a rural community in eastern Ontario that has been part of the city of Ottawa since 2001. The facility will allow Lee Valley to consolidate 36,000 square feet of picking locations into 6,000 square feet, freeing up space to expand manufacturing.

It will also boast 18,000 bin locations and 42 shuttles on top of the structure to retrieve products for warehouse pickers. In a release, president and COO Jason Tasse said the DC is “more than a business decision: it’s a commitment to our roots here in Ottawa and prosperity for the Canadian economy.”